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July Tracking Event: Land / Animals

posted Jul 12, 2016, 8:41 AM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated Jul 13, 2016, 6:31 AM ]
Come join us for our next Tracking Excursion at Ft. Snelling State Park:

Sunday, July 17
9:00am - 1:00pm

We will gather at the Ft. Snelling State Park visitor center:

Ft. Snelling State Park
101 Snelling Lake Rd
West St Paul, MN 55111

Tom Brown once wrote, "An animal is an instrument played by the landscape." Please join us for our monthly track and sign event at Fort Snelling State Park and learn how ecological tracking can deepen your skills. We will meet at the visitor center at 9 AM for a brief orientation. Amy Manning will explain how landforms and plants influence the movement of wildlife. Then we will head out into the field for track and sign identification.

This is an all-weather event and we spend time off trail. Please bring appropriate footwear and dress for several hours outdoors in whatever weather we may have that.

We will gather at 9:00 in the fireplace room in the Visitor Center. We will head out on the trail about 9:20 and return to the visitor center about noon for a brief mapping exercise and wrap-up session. If you need to reach us the day of the outing, please call Jon's cell phone at 612-388-4700.

Note that you need a State Park pass to drive to the Visitor Center, but you can park for free at the Historic Fort Snelling visitor center. It is about a half-mile walk past the historic fort and down the hill to get to the State Park visitor center. The Historic Fort parking is located at 200 Tower Ave, St Paul, MN 55111

RSVPs are encouraged, but not required.

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Ft. Snelling Visitor Center